Archive | September, 2012

Homemade Lara Bars (Coconut Cherry-Date)

27 Sep

I’ve been reading all over creation that you can make healthy bars at home. So after reading a bunch of recipes, I made up my own… These are SO tasty, and only contain dried fruits and nuts!


Ingredients

  • 3/4 c. almonds
  • 3/4 c. pecans
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 12 pitted dates
  • 1/2 c. dried cherries
  • 1/4 c. dried cranberries
  • 1/4 c. raisins
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded coconut flake

Method

  • Process nuts and salt in a food processor, until it is coarse (not too ground, with a few nice chunks). Pour nuts into a large bowl.
  • Process dates, cherries, raisins, and coconut oil in a food processor until it makes a big ball.
  • Mix the date mixture into the nut mixture with your hands until thoroughly mixed. Add coconut flake and mix further.
  • Press the mixture into a ball. Using a silpat on a baking sheet, press and flatten ball into a rectangle on the silpat. Cut into the size you’d like– I made 10.
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Chocolate Chip Paleo Cookies

24 Sep

This was my 3rd attempt at paleo cookies, and by far the best… These had enough crunch to be interesting, and great texture from the coconut and almond flour. Definitely will be making them again.

I brought 5 of them into work today and¬†inadvertently¬†ate 4 already. And it’s not even 2pm. Yikes. Must hide them.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 c almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 c unsweetened coconut flake
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 c honey
  • 1/2 c coconut oil
  • 1/3 c craisins
  • 1/3 c chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c chopped nuts (optional)

Method

  • Mix all dry ingredients together. Add in wet (egg, vanilla, honey, and oil). Then fold in chips, craisins, and nuts.
  • Use ice cream scoop to scoop out batter. Lightly flatter down. Bake on silpat for ~15 min at 325.

Light & Fluffy Almond-Coconut Paleo Pancakes

23 Sep

Since my friend Danielle decided to do 30 days of paleo (yikes, that’s tough), I have been looking into recipes that allow me to cook/bake with more almond flour, coconut oil, and “real” ingredients. I whipped up these coconut/almond paleo pancakes, and they turned out excellently. The only thing I’d change is putting fresh or frozen blueberries in them. That would be better! Unfortunately, just working with what I’ve got.

After we ran in a 5K race with some 5,000 odd other folks (just passing the slow people at the start was a bit of a challenge) this morning, I was ready for some real breakfast. These made 6 pancakes, which was really just all for me.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c almond flour
  • 1/4 c unsweetened coconut flake
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c almond milk
  • Optional: handful chocolate chips or blueberries

Method

  • Mix dry ingredients together with a fork
  • Mix in egg and milk. Cook as regular pancakes on griddle/fry pan, dropping in the bluberries or chocolate chips in once you pour it onto the surface.